Mid-Atlantic new Painting 2004
Three times before, in 1987, 1990, and 1997, the Galleries at the University of Mary Washington have organized juried exhibitions of contemporary art from our region. The goal of the Mid-Atlantic New Painting Exhibition is to highlight new developments in painting from artists living and working in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Starting with the 2004 show, the exhibition will be held as a bi-annual event.
The Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2004 Exhibition was juried by Stephen Bennett Phillips, Curator, The Phillips Collection. Phillips received a BA from Rhodes College and an MA from George Washington University. He has organized many exhibitions, including Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design, 1927 – 1936, Degas to Matisse: Impressionist and Modern Masterworks from the The Detroit Institute of Arts, An Irish Vision: Works by Tony O’Malley, and Twentieth-Century Still-Life Paintings from The Phillips Collection, which traveled to 12 museums in the United States and Japan. His writings include essays on William Christenberry, Renee Stout, and Janet Fish. Stephen has lectured througout the United States and stays involved with contemporary art by serving as independent curator and art juror for various national and local art organizations.
From 220 submitted works of art, the juror ultimately selected twenty-six paintings. The accepted works were displayed in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery from January 23 to March 5, 2004. Awards for First, Second, and Third Prize were announced at the opening reception, on Thursday evening, January 23, 2004. The 2004 exhibition was curated by University of Mary Washington studio art graduate, Travis Head.
The following works were selected by the juror for the 2004 Mid-Atlantic New Painting Exhibition, Ridderhof Martin Gallery, January 23 – March 5, 2004.
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